Alison Auth

location-pin Richmond, Virginia

Expertise: Gardening, crafting

Alison Auth


Alison Auth makes crafts with her love of wildlife in mind. She enjoys beckoning birds to her backyard garden and creating an oasis for butterflies with beautiful plants.

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How to Make a Rain Chain With Spoons

Our DIY rain chain project using old spoons is practical and fun. Use it to direct water to a rain barrel or garden.

DIY Bowling Pin Butterfly Garden Art

Butterfly lovers will adore this DIY bowling pin butterfly garden art project. Experiment with a variety of vibrant wing colors and patterns.

Make a Mini Fairy Garden in a Birdbath Planter

Transform an old birdbath into a planter using succulents and other miniature plants, plus fairy garden decorations.